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A New Mom’s Heartbreaking Birth

I gave birth to my daughter on a Monday. That Friday, my mom died. My daughter was five days old. I got a call from my dad mid-morning, who said he was nearby and wanted to come over for a few minutes. He lived 40 minutes away. He never just happened to be nearby. I…

OWN Launches Podcast “The Sonrise Project” for Black Parents of Children Struggling with Mental Health and Addiction

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced its newest podcast available now titled “The SonRise Project,” hosted by founder and Emmy Award-winning creative visionary Kelli Richardson Lawson. The weekly podcast is a resource for Black parents and families to engage and share personal experiences with children struggling with depression, anxiety and addiction issues. “The SonRise Project” launched with…

5 Steps to Helping Kids Learn to Forgive

From getting hit with a ball to being insulted or even bullied, kids have no shortage of reasons to get angry.  Like adults, their knee-jerk reaction when bad things happen is often to get back at them―that is, seek revenge.  Did a classmate call you a name?  You’ll name-call right back. If your sister took your favorite pair…

CEOMOM Podcast: Episode 33 – “Starting Over with Healing”

We’re back with another episode from our new segment of the CEOMOM Podcast, “From the Pages.” Read by Vonna Matthews, we are sharing some of the stories and articles from the CEOMOM Magazine as spoken word. In this episode, Vonna reads 2021: The Year of the Do-Over Starting with Healing from our Spring 2021 issue featuring cover mom, Garcelle Beauvais. Vonna…

Joy Osmanski: Inside the Pages

Though her role as an assassin on CW’s Stargirl appears dichotomous to her work as an advocate for racial and social justice, Joy Osmanski onscreen and offscreen is a woman who fights for what she believes in and who she loves. This Korean-American actor has a portfolio of diverse roles, but none as significant as…

Garcelle Beauvais: Inside the Pages

Garcelle Beauvais has been in our homes and our lives for over three decades as a film and television actress, a TV host, a model and an author. A modeling career ushered her into the spotlight at a young age, and her breakout film role was playing a rose bearer in the first installment of…

When a Black Woman Walks into a Room

When a Black woman walks into a room, something happens.  For how could it not?  For when we walk into a room, we bring the ancestral power of generations, centuries of Blackness and Womanness — intertwined, inseparable, immutable. When we enter a room, we bring memories of oppression; memories of racism; memories of sexism; memories…

Overcoming Parent Guilt

If Ben Franklin were alive today, he probably would have changed one of his more famous quotes to say, “Nothing is certain except death, taxes, and mom guilt.” Especially in a world where we spent the last year quarantining, working from home, homeschooling, and making what seemed like an infinite amount of other huge life…

Founders First CDC to Award $100,000 to Minority Businesses in Texas

Founders First CDC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers expansion in diverse founder-led, revenue-generating businesses, announces its new Job Creators Quest Grant which will award $100,000 to support minority and underrepresented business owners throughout the state of Texas. The grant opened for submission on August 19, 2021. Thirty grants will be awarded to diverse-led…

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